#TuesdayGT – Gin and Tonic Sorbet – Gin Mare and 1724 Tonic Water

gin and tonic sorbet

The first mixed drink I ever recall tasting was a Gin and Tonic. The gin of choice was the late 20th century staple Gordon’s Dry Gin, the tonic the only one available: Schweppes Indian Tonic Water. The memory, to this day, remains firmly chiseled in my mind as one of the most uncomfortable experiences in […]

Crash Test Kitchen: Spicy Venison Chili Con Carne

Spicy Venison Chili Con Carne

It’s Venison season here in the North and that’s a pretty good thing. I took many years discovering my love for venison, but now that it’s been located, I simply love finding new and creative ways of using the distinctly flavored meat of local game. Sometimes with a little help from unexpected places, such as my […]

Slow Food: Beer-braised Pork Cheeks – (Almost) Nose to Tail Eating

beer-braised pork cheeks

I visited my dad not too long ago. It was the beginning of November and fall was starting to take it’s grip on the country. For the dynamic father and son duo, this meant the revival of a proud family tradition: slow food! When the days grow shorter, darker and colder, we’ll sometimes take the time […]

Simple Pleasures: Ron Zacapa Ice Cream

Ron Zacapa ice cream

Well, it’s another first on the blog! Today, we’re gonna turn things upside down by taking something reasonably complicated and making it dead simple. Today, I’m going to propose that given the right mindset and procedure, something as lush and seemingly complicated as ice cream can be made in as little as 3o minutes using very few […]

Food memories: Grandma’s Goulash – A Classic Slow Food Recipe!

Goulash

Some of my first food memories are of stews and particularly of my grandmother’s famous Goulash which she would make for lucky, visiting family members on October days like these, when the days were getting shorter, colder and much wetter. My grandma, in her younger years and even well into her 70’s and 80’s was […]